Born in Texas, William Ivy and Thomas S. Baldwin formed a team in 1889 that performed balloon ascensions, parachute drops, acrobatic and aeronautical stunt throughout the United States and abroad. In that same year Ivy changed his name to Ivy Baldwin. He performed exhibitions at Elitch Gardens and Manhattan Beach in Denver, Colorado. Ivy's career as an aviator was from 1870 until his death in 1953. Sergeant Ivy Baldwin also served as an aeronaut with the U.S. Army Balloon Corps. until 1900. The Army Balloon Corps. was located at Fort Logan in Colorado. He later built and operated dirigibles, airplanes and regularly performed a wire-walking act over Boulder Creek near Eldorado Springs, Colorado. The location of the original documents is unknown.